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A few months back I wrote in with a question about my radiators spitting out water and everyone was such a tremendous help, well, knock on wood, but I think I've got that problem solved, now I have another question.
One of my radiators vents a lot of steam, and I've noticed that if I run the boiler for a long heating cycle that the automatic feeder will feed water into the boiler. I left for Pennsylvania on Saturday morning and the autofeeder was showing 9 gallons and we turned our thermostat down to 59 degrees because we were going to be away. Today when I got back we brought the house back up to 66 degrees and consequently the rads were working for a longish time (I should also mention that the rad in question vents a lot of steam even during our normal swings) and I went to check the boiler, as I have been doing regularly since learning about this site and I saw that the autofeeder was now at 10 gallons.
My questions are these:
I assume that if this rad is venting steam, it probably shouldn't be and that eventually this will lead to a decreased water level in the boiler thus causing the autofeeder to call for more water,
one, is that correct? and two, how can I fix that?
Single pipe steam, no underground returns, Burnham independence Boiler, Pressure set correctly and no leaks in the boiler from what I can tell.
Thanks in advance...